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Center Maryland Radio Minute -- Barry Rascovar on Early Voting and the Governor's Race

Political commentator Barry Rascovar talks about the importance that early voting may have on the governor's race in the latest segment of Center Maryland's new feature, the Center Maryland Radio Minute, heard exclusively on WNEW 99.1. Check out the segment, and a special thanks to SaveFarmFamilies.org for helping to sponsor this week's Center Maryland Radio Minute. SaveFarmFamilies.org will host the Baltimore debut of its documentary, Collateral Damage: A Farm Family Under Attack, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. at Landmark Theatres’ Harbor East Cinema. The screening is free and open to the public, but advance RSVPs are requested by email at .... Continue reading
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Center Maryland Radio Minute -- Barry Rascovar on Gov. O'Malley's presidential campaign

Political commentator Barry Rascovar talks about Gov. Martin O'Malley's polling numbers and campaign for the White House in the latest segment of Center Maryland's new feature, the Center Maryland Radio Minute, heard exclusively on WNEW 99.1. Check out the segment, and a special thanks to SaveFarmFamilies.org and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association for helping to sponsor the Center Maryland Radio Minute. SaveFarmFamilies.org will host the Baltimore debut of its documentary, Collateral Damage: A Farm Family Under Attack, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. at Landmark Theatres’ Harbor East Cinema. The screening is free and open to the public, but advance RSVPs are requested by email at .... Continue reading
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Ross Peddicord -- Maryland Million

Ross Peddicord, Executive Director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, talks about plans for the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park this Saturday, October 18th. He describes both the races and the festivities that are planned for the day. For more information on the Maryland Million and to purchase tickets for the whole family, visit www.marylandmillion.com.Center Maryland: Inside Out brings political realities to the forefront of the discussion, advancing reasonable and responsible ideas. Lisa Harris Jones is an Attorney at Law and Lobbyist, Member and Founder of Harris Jones & Malone, LLC. Damian O’Doherty is a Corporate Communications Strategist, a Principal of KO Public Affairs LLC, and Co-Founder of Center Maryland.... Continue reading
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Laslo Boyd – An Election Looking Forward or Back

By: Laslo Boyd  The race for House of Delegates District 9B, in Howard County, may be one of the most interesting elections in the state this fall.  There are a number of angles to this election that make it worth watching.  First, the merely curious. This newly drawn portion of state legislative District 9 happens to correspond in large degree to the County Councilmanic District currently represented by Courtney Watson. In the 9th State Senate District, the incumbent office holder is Allan Kittleman.  As the two of them are battling to become the next Howard County Executive, both clearly look at this portion of the county as a base for their efforts. Howard County is also the one jurisdiction in Maryland where a statewide candidate for office is likely to have an impact on turnout. Ken Ulman has been a highly popular County Executive and will certainly make every effort to... Continue reading
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Josh Kurtz: A Few Good Men

By: Josh Kurtz  Downtown Ellicott City at dusk looks like a movie set, too beautiful to be true. With its narrow sloping streets and historic buildings, art galleries and drinking and dining, small wonder it’s such a desirable community. But Ellicott City is not without real needs – it’s choked with traffic, its streets flood, its business owners need help, and like everywhere else in the state, its schools could use more money. Those needs are part of Tom Coale’s pitch as he addresses a fundraiser on the back porch of Portalli’s restaurant in downtown Ellicott City last week. “We call this campaign an opportunity for Ellicott City,” said Coale, the Democratic nominee for House of Delegates in District 9B. It’s no secret that political gerrymandering is a real problem in Maryland, making November irrelevant in most legislative districts, because so many races for the state House and Senate are decided... Continue reading
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